An unusual trip--North Korea

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Atavar, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Atavar

    Atavar Earthling

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    Hey guys,
    we, two Germans, are actually riding the world and reached Ulan Bataar, Mongolia. We are heading towards Vladivostok and plan to enter North Korea. Does anyone know or has contacts to get this vision done?
    Travel agencies and the embassy lead to no results. Entry only without the bikes and via China.
    Any help or contact is appreciated!
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  2. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Hate to sound negative, but foreign bikes in North Korea, I think that´s just not gonna happen anytime soon. Without the bikes, and on a pre-arranged tour, then it seems possible, but you´re still not allowed to travel freely in the country.
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  3. Atavar

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    Thanks Mate,
    we have another 2 years time. We keep working on
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  4. pip_muenster

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  5. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Technically, yes. But only a very short distance inside the country, and not one meter without strict government control... and to even do that they needed some pretty special arrangements to succeed. (I do take my hat off for the Forwoods amazing adventures in general.)
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